17 February 2020

ASEM-DUO Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Fellowship Program 2020 call for applications open!

ASEM-DUO Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Fellowship Program 2020 call for applications open!

The call for applications for an ASEM-DUO mobility grant for the academic year 2020-2021 is open. The Submission deadline is 14th of April 2020. 

ASEM-DUO is composed of sub-programmes through which the States offer “paired exchanges” for students or professors between partner institutions, one European and the other Asian. DUO Wallonia-Brussels has been established at the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in order to promote “paired exchanges” between professors from Wallonia-Brussels HEIs and Asian ones. The list of partner countries is: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The exchange is done by pairs – one professor from a Wallonia-Brussels HEI is hosted by an Asian institution, whereas an Asian professor is hosted by a Wallonia-Brussels institution. The exchange must necessarily take place between the two same institutions, but does not need to take place in the same time span, nor between two identical departments.

Applicants must be member of the academic or scientific staff of an institution of Wallonia-Brussels HEI or an Asian HEI (i.e. they must be remunerated by the HEI and it must be their main occupation). 

However, the following groups are not entitled for a fellowship:

  • Students and PhD students,
  • Professors emeritus and honorary,
  • Teaching assistants.

Exemptions are possible for the colleges of arts. The selection committee will assess on a case-by-case basis. The exchange must necessarily take place between the two same institutions, but does not need to take place in the same time span, nor between two identical departments.

More information about the eligibility criteria, funding and duration can be found in this document.

The Application form can be found here.